'Bring The Funny' fans don't find the show funny: 'It is more like America's Got Talent for comedians'
Although the series features some of the most well-known comedians as judges, including comedian Kenan Thompson, cultural tastemaker Chrissy Teigen and comedy icon Jeff Foxworthy, it has failed to tickle the viewers' funny bone
'Bring The Funny' is a brand new reality TV competition series that premiered recently on NBC.
Over four years after NBC aired the last season of 'Last Comic Standing', a reality TV competition series between stand-up comedians, the network premiered the first season of 'Bring The Funny' a new competition for the next generation of comedy lovers.
The series takes place with a studio audience who are seated at small tables that resemble a comedy club. Season one of 'Bring The Funny' comprised 10 episodes and the series features some of the most well-known comedians as judges, including Kenan Thompson, 'Saturday Night Live's longest-running cast member, cultural tastemaker Chrissy Teigen and comedy icon Jeff Foxworthy. The competition is hosted by comedian Amanda Seales.
While the series claims to feature the world's best comedic acts for the first time on TV and embrace every possible style of comedy in the competition, fans claim that it is nowhere close to being funny. Though there is talent among the contestants who appear on the series, their acts are subtle and don't raise the funny bar, claim some fans.
Fans also found issues with the show's set-up with a lot of echoes and jump cuts along with weird staging and slow motions. Taking to Reddit, a fan said, "I mean, don't get me wrong, I'm excited AF to watch the crew be on television, but the production decisions of the show itself make it a thoroughly unpleasant experience. The jump cuts + slow motion + weird staging (it felt spliced from multiple venues?)... Whoever made those decisions has sunk this before the show even got a chance."
Adding to that, another fan said, "I'm gonna be honest, the acts plus the interactions and back and forth with the judges make it an overall cringy experience. I literally had to walk out of my room at one point from the second hand embarrassment i felt watching it... "
"Yeah, I was not having the slow motion at all. Keep it simple, y'all," wrote another fan.
'Bring The Funny' airs every Tuesday night on NBC. Check your local listings for more information.